At times, I’ve submerged myself in domaining to the point where I have made irrational decisions. It’s a serious condition that can be avoided if you maintain a moderate level of domain exposure, ample vitamin C, and daily exercise. Excess exposure to domaining, on the other hand, can be dangerous to you and those around you. Fortunately, there are early warning signs developed by the scientific community that you can look out for. I originally posted this one back in 2010 but as I was recently re-reading it, a few more symptoms came to mind. Here are 10, no… 15 reasons why you may need to take a break from domaining.
15. You spend too much time during work reading lists like this one.
14. You’ve tried to coin a new word just so you can register it and sell it for millions.
13. You put a “dot” on your license plate with some black electrical tape.
12. You dressed as Rick Schwartz for Halloween.
11. You screamed with excitement when YourName.Dentist was available for hand reg. You’re a plumber.
10. You hand regged all the ingredients on your cereal box this morning, including hydroxypropylmethylcellulose.org.
9. You give domains out for gifts on holidays.
8. You can’t remember your cell phone number but you can rattle off your top 300 domains from memory.
7. You think it would be cute to name your kids .com, .net, and .org.
6. You’re monthly Godaddy invoice is larger than your mortgage.
5. You scream out “WaffleIron.com” in the heat of passion.
4. You judge your friends by how many global monthly searches they get on Google.
3. Your license plate says DOMNERS
2. You have a tattoo of the “I Heart Domaining” button on your chest.
1. You honestly think hydroxypropylmethylcellulose.org is an awesome domain name.